Sorrell Calls For Site-Specific Nuclear Waste Plans

02/22/11 12:44PM By Jane Lindholm, Patti Daniels
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Vermont has joined New York and Connecticut in a lawsuit against the Nuclear Regulatory Commission over the long-term, on-site storage of spent nuclear fuel. Vermont Attorney General Bill Sorrell believes the NRC was wrong in ruling that nuclear waste can be stored on site for 60 years beyond a plant's decommissioning date. Sorrell says that there should be site-by-site analyses done of nuclear power plants that take into consideration plants' proximities to urban areas or rivers.

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